Baseball: Bulldogs slam Vandy 9-1, take series

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Brent Lewis' pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the fifth blew open a scoreless game, and No. 10 Mississippi State cruised to a 9-1 win in the rubber match of its three-game Southeastern Conference series with Vanderbilt Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.

                    Vanderbilt at Mississippi State
         Mar 16, 2003 at Starkville, Miss. (Dudy Noble Field)

Vanderbilt 1 (11-8,1-2 SEC)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Warner Jones cf/lf........  5  0  1  0    0  0  4  0 
Rucker Taylor 2b..........  3  0  0  0    1  1  0  2 
Ryan Klosterman ss........  3  0  0  0    0  1  2  1 
 Gil Kim ph/ss............. 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Cesar Nicolas 1b..........  3  0  0  0    0  0  6  1 
 Mickey Kropf ph/1b........ 1  0  1  0    0  0  0  0 
Jeff Boutwell dh..........  2  0  0  0    0  1  0  0 
 Robert Ransom ph/dh....... 2  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Ryan Godfrey lf...........  2  1  1  0    1  0  2  0 
 Matt Zeller ph/cf......... 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Worth Scott rf............  3  0  0  0    1  1  2  0 
Matt McGraner c...........  2  0  1  0    2  0  8  0 
Zach Simpson 3b...........  4  0  2  1    0  0  0  2 
Ryan Mullins p............  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
 Matt Buschmann p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 John Scott p.............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Blake Owen p.............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Totals.................... 32  1  6  1    5  4 24  7 


Mississippi State 9 (13-2-1,2-1 SEC)

Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Matthew Maniscalco ss.....  5  2  2  1    0  0  0  0 
 Josh Thoms ss............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  1  2 
Steve Gendron 3b..........  3  1  1  2    2  0  0  2 
Matthew Brinson 1b........  3  1  1  0    1  0  7  2 
 Brett Cleveland 1b........ 0  0  0  0    0  0  2  0 
Brad Corley rf............  4  0  1  1    0  1  3  0 
Craig Tatum c.............  3  1  1  0    2  1  4  1 
J.B. Tucker dh............  2  0  1  0    0  0  0  0 
 Brent Lewis ph/dh......... 1  2  1  4    1  0  0  0 
 Robby Goodson ph.......... 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Joseph Hunter cf..........  4  0  2  0    0  2  2  0 
 Jeff Butts ph/cf.......... 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Thomas Berkery 2b.........  2  1  1  0    1  1  2  1 
 Tyler Scarbrough 2b....... 1  0  0  0    0  1  0  1 
Jon Mungle lf.............  4  1  1  1    0  2  3  0 
 Brad Jones lf............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Todd Nicholas p...........  0  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
 Jamie Gant p.............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  2  0 
Totals.................... 34  9 12  9    7  8 27  9 



Score by innings:                      R  H  E
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Vanderbilt            000 000 100   -  1  6  0
Mississippi State     000 050 40    -  9 12  1
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